Date published: November 19, 2018
Transgender Day of Remembrance 20 November
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an international day set aside to remember and honour those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. Click here to find out more about TDoR. The Faith Centre in collaboration with the LBGTQ+ Society and Salford Proud have organised a handful of events that are taking place this Tuesday 20 November between 8am and 7:30pm:
- 8am to 11:30am – Make your own pronoun badge – Maxwell Reception
- 10am-12pm – private Trans-inclusive swimming session – Sports Centre
- 2pm to 4pm (TBC) – Make your own pronoun badge – University House
- 5:30pm to 6:15pm – Remembrance service – The Plum Tree, adjacent to University House
- 6:15pm until 7:30pm – Remembrance, a time to reflect – University House
- 7:30pm – Poetry night, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Society, University House
Helen Clegg, our Trans and Non-Binary Officer, had this to say:
"All over the globe, there are transphobic ideas within culture and law that harm trans people every day. Trans women of colour and trans sex workers especially are disproportionately affected by transphobia, with the average life expectancy of a trans women of colour being 35 in the USA. Simply by being trans, a person is at a higher risk of being disowned by family and friends, being made homeless, being fired from their job, and are also at a greater risk of mental health issues and physical and sexual violence - transphobia is fatal for many of us. Trans Day of Remembrance (20th November) is a day where we remember those who have lost their lives due to transphobic hate and violence, and we are reminded that our humanity is not equal to a cisgender person's humanity. Trans rights are human rights, and on this day we call to remember those who society, the media, and the legal authorities choose to forget globally, and we call to you to speak out against transphobia. By either being visibly out as trans or by being a visible and active trans ally, we can effect a real positive change for the trans community globally."
The Trans flag will be flying high in solidarity and remembrance outside The Old Fire Station. It will also be displayed outside other partner organisations including Salford City Council. We are proud to show our support for the LGBTQ+ community living, working and studying in the city of Salford.